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Worried about puncture wound?

Worried about puncture wound?

See your doctor!: Puncture wounds can get infected, as well as cause tetanus if one is not up to date with this vaccination. See your doctor for any puncture wound. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Wounds (Definition)

A wound is a condition in which a person has some trauma to part of his body in which the surface of the skin or some other organ has been broken open. Wounds include clean cuts, jagged cuts, avulsions (ripping away) of ...Read more


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What do I tell docs if im worried puncture wound 2mo ago(which has since had skin heal over it) is/was infected and now bothers me? What can be done?

What do I tell docs if im worried puncture wound 2mo ago(which has since had skin heal over it) is/was infected and now bothers me? What can be done?

Drain and Abx: If it is an abscess, with redness, swelling, pain, and or fever, it needs to be drained by your physician. Otherwise, there may be a foreign body bothering you like a splinter that needs to come out or glass. These can be removed by your physician. Also, antibiotics can be given for infection that might be present. In the meantime, you can put warm towels or wash cloth on it. See doctor. ...Read more

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What defines a puncture wound?

What defines a puncture wound?

Depth of puncture: A puncture wound is a wound that is deeper than it is wide. The cut on the surface will be small compared to the depth of the injury. ...Read more

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What can cause a puncture wound?

What can cause a puncture wound?

Puncture wound: Any object that is pointy and or sharp can have the ability to puncture the skin resulting in a penetrating wound. ...Read more

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How is a puncture wound treated?

How is a puncture wound treated?

Bandage: Bandage the puncture wound to protect it from the environment as it is healing. Watch for signs of infection: redness, swelling, increased pain, foul odor, discharge. You should also get a tetanus shot. ...Read more

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How can I treat a puncture wound?

Do not seal: Do not close or seal a puncture wound. Clean and irrigate it out as best as possible and cover with sterile dressing. ...Read more

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How can I treat my puncture wound?

How can I treat my puncture wound?

Wound Care: Stop bleeding by applying pressure. Rinse wound w clean water. Clean surrounding skin w soap & water on wash cloth. Remove debris w tweezers. If material remains in wound – seek medical care. Apply antibiotic ointment. Initially cover w bandage until some healing has occurred. Change bandage when soiled/ wet or at least daily. Need tetanus shot if you haven't had one in last 10 years, don't know ...Read more

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How do you treat a puncture wound?

How do you treat  a puncture wound?

Clean area well don': Make sure tetanus is up to date. Need to be concerned about infection given the deep penetration and may likely need antibiotics to prevent infection. ...Read more

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How could i treat a puncture wound?

How could i treat a puncture wound?

See a specialist: Puncture wounds, if deep enough, can cause many problems including a bacterial infection and tetanus. It is important to have the wound evaluated by a specialist and get a tetanus shot if you haven't had a booster in the past 5 years. ...Read more

Puncture Wound (Definition)

A wound created by something sharp penetrating. Example a needle, a knife, a nail ...Read more